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Hundreds Of MILLIONS Of Email Passwords Have Been Stolen!

Hundreds of millions of people are tipped to be effected by one of the worlds biggest cyber attacks that has taken place.

Data from around 97 million accounts have been stolen from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo accounts, with 272.3 million users expecting to be affected.

It is being claimed that the information is being traded in Russia's criminal world for next to nothing.

Experts are topping that around 40 million Yahoo accounts, 33 million Hotmail accounts and 24 million Gmail accounts have been accessed.

However, the majority of usernames were stolen from Russia's most popular email service Mail.ru.

A Microsoft spokesman said stolen online credentials was hard to avoid but the company ''has security measures in place to detect account compromise and requires additional information to verify the account owner and help them regain sole access.’

Yahoo and Google are yet to respond, with Mail.Ru actively checking password and username combinations to see if they work.

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